Protect abused animals from their owners.
  • Petitioned Animal Control of Portsmouth, Ohio

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Animal Control of Portsmouth, Ohio

Protect abused animals from their owners.

    1. Marcia Kirschbaum
    2. Petition by

      Marcia Kirschbaum

      Los Angeles, CA

The picture you see is of an ADULT BOXER, not a tiny puppy. 

After this starving dog was rescued by a concerned neighbor, and taken to a local vet for treatment, Wendy Payton, an animal control officer in Portsmouth, Ohio, took the dog from the vet's office and gave it back to his abuser! How any law officer could give a dog back to it's abuser in the condition that it's in is beyond me! In my opinion, this woman should be fired!! One of our humane society members took pics of the dog at the abuser's house yesterday late afternoon and the dog was chained up outside laying on wet concrete shivering. She posted the pics on facebook.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Tyson has a FB Page <3

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      Check in and say hi!

    3. My God, this dog needs your help. Keep signing guys...

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      Tail tucked between your legs,
      Confusion in your eyes -
      I know it's hard to understand
      That someone heard your cries.

      When loneliness is all you know
      And pain is all you feel
      And no one can be trusted,
      And hunger's all too real...

      That's the time the Lord sees you
      And lets you know He's there
      That's when He sends His messengers
      The hearts that love and care.

      Yes, rescuers are angels
      You cannot see their wings,
      They keep them neatly folded
      As they do their caring things.

      The medicine to make you well
      Good food to make you strong,
      And finally to help you learn
      That hugs are never wrong.

      The perfect place then must be found
      The home where you can live
      Secure and safe and happy
      With joy to get and give.

      When you reach your Forever Home,
      Your place to feel whole,
      The Angels smile, and off they go
      To save another soul.

      ~Author Unknown~

    4. Please keep sharing and get more signatures

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      The picture above is an ADULT BOXER, NOT A TINY PUPPY.
      I don't know how anyone could possibly believe this poor animal has a chance once the attention is off his negligent owner and there is no reason for him to die a long, painful death due to our apathy. Please keep sharing till the authorities understand that this dog staying in this household is not an option.

    5. Reached 6,000 signatures
    6. Think about this...

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      Take a look at the pictures Rhonda Phipps Rose has of Tyson, on her FB page, while she was monitoring him, before she decided to take things into her own hands. Look at the other pictures of rescues she is commited to and then, tell me with a straight face, which party is lying through their teeth. This dog may look a bit healthier in yesterday's Photo Op., but why would anyone think, or want to risk that if the owner can leave him out in the cold, as is shown in the picture above, that she won't continue to do so, once the attention is off her? PLEASE Keep Getting Signatures. Take a look at Rhonda's FB Page and demand a full story here, so we can get that poor dog out of his hell.

    7. We're upping the antee...PLEASE KEEP THE SIGNATURES COMING IN!!

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      I've raised the signature goal to 10,000

      After lots of research, along with the inconsistent stories between earlier posts and later posts, by the owner, mixed with the simple fact that the dog pictured above is absolutely the same dog as the one shown in todays news article, based on markings, including the smudge of white hair on the right side, forehead, we are NOT giving up on rescuing this neglected dog. The owner has been offered $1,000 for him and we will stick with this battle until he's safe.

    8. Reached 5,000 signatures
    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. Thank you everyone for helping to try and save this little guy's life

      Marcia Kirschbaum
      Petition Organizer

      We don't really know his condition at this point. The owner has taken him out of site. Hopefully at least he's warm now. I knew I could count on this site to bring awareness. I will keep you all posted if I hear anything.

    11. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ginger Neimo ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Seeing any animal like this is so upsetting- they deserve better.

    • Dagmar Lake MIDDLEBURG, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is outrageous. What is wrong with the state of Ohio, they seem to love animal abuser. This dog needs to be rescued NOW and Wendy Payton needs to be fired!!!

    • susanne moore ADAMS, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Can't belive that nobody will help this poor dog. Our system is totally messed up!!!!!!!

    • petae goldenstein TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      this is a disgrace, sack the bitch or starve her and see how she likes it.

    • Monika Purpura BURLINGTON, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      This poor dog needs to be taken and put into a home that cares about him. This is abuse


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